African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies
Jul
7
to Jan 6

African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies

Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum

The Bowers’ presentation marks the world premiere of this stunning exhibition, with photographs and film covering the last 15 years of their work in over 45 African countries. Their images capture the continent’s vast cultural diversity while documenting profound moments of commonality in the human life cycle, including unique initiation ceremonies, colorful courtship rituals, the splendor of power in Royal Kingdoms, and intimate healing practices for the living and the dead.

African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies is organized by Photokunst and is presented by the Bowers Museum. 

https://www-la.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/503-african-twilight-vanishing-rituals-ceremonies

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Knights in Armor
Sep
22
to Jan 13

Knights in Armor

Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum

Knights in Armor features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romanticized Medieval revival of the 1800s.

The provocative beauty and the exquisite craftsmanship of more than 90 pieces of armor, including full suits, helmets, corselets, shields, swords and paintings on loan from the Museo Stibbert of Florence, Italy bring to life the legendary figure of the knight, his code of chivalry and his battlefield role. 

Knights in Armor is brought to you by the generosity of Frank and Eileen DeSantis. The exhibition was organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy.

https://www-la.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/489-knights-in-shining-armor

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Lion Guard: The Exhibit
Sep
22
to Jan 13

Lion Guard: The Exhibit

Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends at this new exhibit! Train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect and maintain the balance of the Circle of Life. Spotlighting important learning areas such as social and self-development, problem solving, creative thinking and arts & culture, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will bring “The Lion Guard” story to life for young children and their families.

Enjoy hands-on activities and imaginative play and discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard. Guest will experience the Pride Lands by:

  • Exploring the African Savanna

  • Learning about the animals living in the Pride Lands

  • Training in the Lion Guard’s secret lair

  • Experiencing hands-on activities and interactive play through special missions

  • Discovering teamwork and leadership traits

Plus, discover the unique traits of each member of The Lion Guard team – Kion, the leader of the group and the fiercest in all of the Pride Lands; Bunga, a fearless honey badger and the Pride Lands’ bravest; Fuli, a confident cheetah and the fastest in the Pride Lands; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo and the strongest in the Pride Lands; and Ono, an intellectual egret who is keenest of sight – that allow them to work together to maintain balance in the Circle of Life.

Learn More: https://oc.discoverycube.org/lion-guard/

Photo by Ivan Diaz on Unsplash

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Kings, Queens, and Castles
Sep
29
to Feb 18

Kings, Queens, and Castles

Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum

Bowers Kidseum will play host to Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. This innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.

Kings, Queens & Castles invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play.
Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements. Visitors of all ages can:

Walk across a drawbridge into a medieval castle complete with turret slides and a giant chess board floor and life-size chess pieces.

  • Make a fanciful crown, then don a royal cape and sit on a majestic throne to become a king or queen.

  • Design and then create a shield to become a knight.

  • Build the castle walls with oversized interlocking bricks.

  • Learn how to prepare for a game by arranging a giant chess board with large- scale pieces.

  • Play a human chess game dressed as a favorite chess piece.

  • Enjoy a game of chess with a friend while sitting on royal thrones at a one-of-a-kind game table.

  • Take the exhibit experience home with an app that creates a personalized memory book of their visit and connects to a digital chess game.

Kings, Queens & Castles not only provides an opportunity for dramatic play in its medieval play environment, but it also helps children understand basic chess strategy. “We have observed a growing interest in the game of chess, especially among school-age children,” said Shannon Bailey, World Chess Hall of Fame chief curator. “Our exhibit, Kings, Queens & Castles, is designed to provide a fun, age-appropriate introduction to Chess, an ageless game that develops important 21st-century skills.

https://www-la.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/496-kings-queens-and-castles

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Visits and Photos with Santa at MainPlace Mall
Nov
16
to Dec 24

Visits and Photos with Santa at MainPlace Mall

Santa will be available for visits & photos at the Santa Set in Macy's Court. For hours, please click here: https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/pdfs/santa.pdf 

Remember, visits are FREE! 

Reservations are available, but not required! Get your FastPass by clicking the following link: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/3n5sLorZ:mainplace

SPECIAL SANTA EVENTS:

  • Santa's Arrival: Friday, November 16th from 6pm - 8pm

  • Pet Photos with Santa: Sunday, December 2nd from 6pm - 8pm & Wednesday, December 12th from 6pm - 9pm

  • Santa Cares: Sunday, December 9th from 9am - 11am - You must make a reservation prior to the event  at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-cares-tickets-51567370393

PACKAGES AND MORE:

  • Packages start at $24.99!* 

  • Enjoy a FREE 50% off promo card from Shutterfly with any photo package purchase

  • Add a digital download for $10 and receive 4 FREE wallet photos

  • Retrieve and customize your digital downloads at MyHolidayMoments.com

*Pricing increases Dec. 14th!

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Science of Gingerbread
Nov
23
to Jan 6

Science of Gingerbread

Join Discovery Cube OC for their annual Science of Gingerbread competition by designing and building your very own delectable creation for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Anyone can enter and family participation is encouraged. Local schools, families, and businesses compete in this annual event, so stop by and view your friends’ and colleagues’ creations.

For more info: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

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The Frida Cinema Presents: Hola Mexico Film Festival
Dec
7
to Dec 13

The Frida Cinema Presents: Hola Mexico Film Festival

This December, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival! The largest touring festival of Mexican independent cinema outside of Mexico, the Hola Mexico 10th Anniversary Tour will showcase the best of new independent cinema, presenting contemporary films in their original Spanish language with English subtitles. This year's selection covers a broad spectrum of genres, from romantic comedy to political intrigue to period drama to supernatural horror, and we are excited to present all nine films selected by this year's Hola Mexico selection committee!


- Friday, December 7 -
Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid) - 9pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/vuelven

- Saturday, December 8 -
Los adioses (The Eternal Feminine) + Reception - 6:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/los-adioses

Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid) - 9:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/vuelven-saturday

- Sunday, December 9 -
Sacúdete las penas - 12:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/sacudete-las-penas

Camino a Marte (Road to Mars) - 3pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/camino-a-marte

Oso Polar (Polar Bear) - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/oso-polar

- Monday, December 10 -
Me gusta, pero me asusta - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/me-gusta-me-pero-asusta

- Tuesday, December 11 -
La gran promesa (The Big Promise) - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/la-gran-promesa

- Wednesday, December 12 -
Eres mi pasión - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/eres-mi-pasion/

- Thursday, December 13 -
Cómo matar a un esposo muerto - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/como-matar-a-un-esposo-muerto

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Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo

Join the Santa Ana Zoo on Dec 15 & 16 from 11am - 2pm for Snow Days with the Critters!

"Snow Days" is an annual all-Zoo event welcoming winter and celebrating the joys of the season, including snow! Watch animals receive icy treats and snow enrichment, listen to festive music, enjoy the winter decorations, discover how animals adapt to surviving in freezing environments, create cool crafts, and listen to delightful winter stories. There will even be a special area set aside for children of all ages to play in "snow." Snow enrichment for the animals is being generously provided by Kona Ice, and they will also have their delicious and colorful shaved ice for purchase at the Zoo!

"Snow Days with the Critters are engaging, high-energy days created to bring together family and friends to learn more about animals and support the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts," says David Exline, FOSAZ Board President. "Add to the mix our Zoofari Express Train ride, the Conservation Carrousel, Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, our popular playgrounds next to the new Bean Sprouts Cafe and our picnic tables, and you've got the makings for a great day!"

As an added treat, guests will enjoy decorations with a frosty theme and falling snow as they enter the gate. Beautiful, original hand-crafted adornments are perfect for pictures and depict many holiday favorites including Santa's Workshop, Sweet Shop and Post Office cut outs of 3-dimensional wood, all individually designed and painted by Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) Board Member Rip Ribble.

  • General Public - free with price of admission;

  • FOSAZ Members are FREE

  • Santa Ana Residents are FREE on December 16

Also shop for the holiday season with an extra discount during our "White Elephant Sale" at the Treetop Toys Gift Ship both days.

For more info: http://www.santaanazoo.org/newseveb.htm

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Discovery Cube Family Night Sleepover
Dec
25
to Dec 26

Discovery Cube Family Night Sleepover

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and get ready to spend a night at the Cube! Discovery Cube sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages and include access to Discovery Cube exhibits, interactive activities, a light evening snack, breakfast, a #D movie and complimentary access to the Cube the following day.

Cost: (per person):

$65 for Discovery Cube Members

$75 for non-members

For more information visit: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/night-at-the-cube/

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Yost Theatre New Year's Eve Party '19
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Yost Theatre New Year's Eve Party '19

Make history this New Year’s Eve at Orange County Santa Ana’s historic Yost Theater. The Yost is an iconic, landmark space in OC’s Historic District boasting the perfect combination of old-world class and modern spirit. This New Year’s, the Yost hosts an elegant and exuberant NYE event in its breathtaking space.

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in grand style at Orange County’s Yost Theater. A live DJ turns up the iconic venue with an Open Format mix of Top 40, Hip Hop, House, and Mash Up hits. Get down on the dance floor all night but at midnight, take a breather and join the DJ and the entire crowd in an exhilarating live countdown. A complimentary midnight champagne toast rounds out the big moment. Opt for the VIP open bar ticket with 4 hours of premium open bar to give this NYE the no-holds-barred treatment it deserves.

A legendary space located in downtown Santa Ana, the Yost has been hosting the OC’s top events since 1912. The massive venue was recently restored, its historic 20’s décor revived and updated with contemporary elements and traditional touches alike. Featuring several distinct spaces like the historic grand lobby – with chauffeured ceilings and chandeliers, the Yost’s main theater boasts original lighting, tin ceiling, hardwood flooring, exposed brick, and other beautiful accents. An Art Deco beauty sought-after by premier events, the Yost is the perfect place to toast to the New Year in OC.

This New Year’s, join OC’s sophisticated celebrants at the Yost, the iconic event space that’s throwing a grand bash to send off the year in style.

21+

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yost-theater-new-years-eve-party-19-toast-at-the-yost-nye-tickets-45425912126

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Discovery Cube The Lion Guard Exhibit
Jan
1
to Jan 13

Discovery Cube The Lion Guard Exhibit

Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends! Train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the balance of the Circle of Life. Enjoy hands-on activities and imaginative play and discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard.

For more information see: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/the-lion-guard-the-exhibit/

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Chapter One Trivia Night
Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Trivia Night

In anticipation of South Coast Repertory’s upcoming productions of “Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa” & “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Chapter One Restaurant & South Coast REpertory will host a themed Trivia Night!

Join us and test your civic savvy! All are welcome - no need to be an expert. No team too large or too small. Come for trivia, drinks prizes, and FUN!

For more information see: https://allevents.in/events/south-coast-repertory-trivia-night/20001544110817

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Sender One Monday Night Meetup
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sender One Monday Night Meetup

FREE RAFFLES, GAMES, NEW GYM, NEW FRIENDS!

Looking for a climbing partner or more climbing friends? Come to our Monday Night Meet-Up on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7pm.  A nightly raffle grants free gear to those who participate and win. Event is free with day pass or membership. Can’t make it to Monday Night Meet-Up? Feel free to join the Sender One community Facebook page to find a partner.

Free with day pass or membership

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Frida Cinema Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Frida Cinema Rocky Horror Picture Show

Every second Friday of the month is THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW night at The Frida Cinema, featuring a LIVE performance by the all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip syncing “shadow cast” troupe K.A.O.S!! Pre-show is at 11:30 pm; the legendary Midnight Movie starts at Midnight! Sing and dance along as the longest-running feature film in history comes to life at The Frida Cinema! Advance tickets now on sale at box office or online by clicking here! Costumes and makeup welcome and encouraged!

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Bowers Museum Modern Day Knights
Jan
13
1:30 PM13:30

Bowers Museum Modern Day Knights

What is chivalry and how does it show itself in the modern age? Join Scott Farrell, founder of Chivalry Today, as he discusses the universal principals of chivalry identified in medieval armor and how chivalry is still relevant and necessary.

Tickets: Members/with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

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Orange County Women's March
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Orange County Women's March

In 2018, over 25,000 people marched in peaceful unity to have the new administration recognize that women’s rights are human rights.

This March ignited a movement that united women on many issues that affected healthcare, banned and divided our families, threatened a women’s right to work, excluded our identities, and has reached another peak with the #MeToo campaign.

It is the intent of the OC Women’s March Coalition to continue the tradition of holding the OC Women’s March to continue to raise awareness of issues that impact women in our community.

In addition to women taking the lead in issue activism, it is the coalition’s intent to create a space to encourage women in leadership and bolster voter participation, to show that women are marching and we vote!

 Exact location will be determined closer to the date of the march.

Please do not bring:

  • Backpacks/large bags

  • Signs on Sticks (no lumber or PVC)

  • Vehicles (no cars, wagons, motorcycles, bicycles, roller skates etc. only pedestrians on march route or rally. ADA compliant mobility scooters and wheelchairs are allowed for people with disabilities)

Special Considerations:

  • ASL Interpreter

  • Designated area for people with disabilities

  • ADA Compliant Restrooms

  • Water for all marchers

RSVP at: http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/

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Santa Cares at MainPlace Mall
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Santa Cares at MainPlace Mall

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours.

Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please.

Event will be held at Santa Set in Macy's Court.

Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location.

Visit the center's website for additional information: https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/event/Santa-Cares/2145517148/

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Los Adioses Opening Night Reception: Hola Mexico Film Festival
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Los Adioses Opening Night Reception: Hola Mexico Film Festival

Join The Frida Cinema for Natalia Beristáin’s Los Adioses / The Eternal Feminine, the story of Mexican poet and author Rosario Castellanos, who emerged as one of Mexico’s most important literary voices of the 20th Century.  The film begins with Rosario as an introverted and bright university student who is already very much ahead of her time, at odds against the restraints and expectations of patriarchal society run by men. In early-1950s Mexico City, Rosario’s writings tackled issues of cultural and gender oppression, while she personally struggled with her tumultuous relationship with professor of philosophy Ricardo Guerra.

Some four decades after her untimely demise, Rosario Castellanos remains one of Mexico’s most important literary figures. The author of numerous volumes of poetry and essays and a trio of beloved semi-autobiographical novels, Castellanos, a member of the legendary Generation of 1950, was not only a prolific author but also a pioneer: in a stringently male-dominated literary scene, she provided an insistent female voice.

Screening will be followed by a Hola Mexico Film Fest opening night reception.

All Hola Mexico Film Fest screenings will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Introvertida y brillante, Rosario Castellano es una estudiante universitaria quien está adelantada a su tiempo y no encaja en las expectativas. En los años 50s en la Ciudad de México, Rosario lucha porque su voz sea escuchada en una sociedad liderada por hombres. Está a punto de convertirse en una de las escritoras más importantes en la historia de la literatura mexicana, pero su turbulenta historia de amor con Ricardo Guerra manifestará su fragilidad y contradicciones. En la cima de su carrera y arriesgando su matrimonio, ella encenderá un discusión que marcará un parteaguas en su vida y la de muchas otras mujeres mexicanas.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://thefridacinema.org/event/los-adioses/

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El Mercadito El Carrusel
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

El Mercadito El Carrusel

El Mercadito Carrusel is the celebration of Culture, Talent and Community Creativity. Your community space for equitable commerce in Santa Ana. We invite you to join us every second Saturday of the month to a space that is Celebratory, Expressive, Family-Friendly, Solidarity with a lot of Culture and Artisanal Crafts.

El Mercadito Carrusel es la celebración de Cultura, Talento y Creatividad Comunitaria. Tu espacio comunitario de comercio equitativo en Santa Ana. Te invitamos cada segundo Sabado del mes a un espacio Celebrativo, Expresivo, Familiar, Solidario con mucha Cultural y Artesania. 

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168114270175293/

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Citizenship Fair
Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

Citizenship Fair

The City of Santa Ana in partnership with the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) is hosting a Citizenship Fair with free services like citizenship application assistance, legal consultation (only on your citizenship process), and additional educational materials. 

For more information please visit https://www.occord.org/citizenshipfair_20181205 or call (714) 621-0919 est. 6. 

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Bowers Museum Winter Solstice Festival
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Bowers Museum Winter Solstice Festival

Start off the festive month of December by celebrating international holiday traditions: Posadas, Kwanzaa, and Chanukah. Enjoy face painting, art projects, a special sweet treat, and exciting performances by Raices de Mexico Folklorico, 3rd Degree Blues, and from New York – Isle of Klezbos, all female klezmer band.

Tickets: Free festival. General admission to Bowers Museum is free on Festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only. Admission to Kidseum’s special-ticketed exhibition Kings, Queens, and Castles is $2 for Members and Santa Ana residents only.

For more info: https://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/family-programs/event/1816-winter-solstice-festival  

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True Festival Hosted by Konsept
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

True Festival Hosted by Konsept

True Festival 
“In Remembrance of our friend Richard True”

Vendors - Live Art - Raffles - Performances

*BRING A TOY FOR KIDS IN NEED IN SANTA ANA AND RECIEVE A RAFFLE TICKET FOR COOL PRIZES

#KNOWGOODVIBES
#KNOWGOODMUSIC 
#KNOWGOODFRIENDS 
#TRUEFEST

Performances by 
Jay Taj 
Apollo Bebop 
G - Funk Supreme 
7:14 
Clemmie Williams 
Dusty Crates 
Eddy Rotten & Mellow Thing (LIVE SET) 
CJD 
Kid Vista 
Blake Jones 
DJ ADM
Allierockk

Time 5pm-10pm 
Location 4th & French in Downtown Santa Ana 
Date 12-1-18

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1306995136099725/

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Downtown Santa Ana Ghost Walk
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Downtown Santa Ana Ghost Walk

The Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk is a 90 minute tour which begins from the back patio of the historic Howe-Waffle Mansion in downtown Santa Ana. Tours begin promptly at their scheduled start time. Your experienced guides will take you on a journey as you explore the darker side of local history and the county seat, beautiful and historic downtown Santa Ana. The last stop of the tour will give you the unique experience of being inside one of Santa Ana's most haunted residences after dark. The Howe-Waffle Victorian Mansion built in 1889. Recently Haunted OC invited the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures Crew to investigate the house. CLICK HERE to view the photo gallery.  

For more information visit: http://www.hauntedoc.com/santaanaghostwalk.htm

Buy tickets here: https://www.hauntedoc.com/apps/webstore/products/category/1007800?page=1

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AURADOME at Patchwork Santa Ana
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

AURADOME at Patchwork Santa Ana

Visit AURADOME at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana and see the unseen you with an aura portrait.

Event Info:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

11am-5pm

Downtown Santa Ana

W. 2nd St. & Sycamore St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Additional Info:

  • The dome can fit two people per session

  • Each session requires one ticket

  • Sessions are approximately 5 minutes long, and include a portrait and a short interpretation

  • Children ages 5 and up are welcome, as long as they can sit still while holding two sensors on their lap

  • Refunds and reschedules are not available, all sales are final

  • Reservations cannot be held for late arrivals but we will try our best to accommodate you

  • If you cannot attend your session, a friend may attend in your place

  • Since we are shooting on a film that has been discontinued, every shot counts!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/112518-auradome-at-patchwork-santa-ana-tickets-50844749013?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Patchwork Show Santa Ana Makers Festival
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Patchwork Show Santa Ana Makers Festival

Shop handmade and independent goods from 150+ local makers + food artisans at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana!

Patchwork Show is FREE to attend + family & dog friendly!

Shop locally to find the perfect, unique gift for everyone on your shopping list - including yourself - in one awesome day!

PLUS we'll have food artisans + trucks, DIY crafting and music!

Patchwork vendors are strategically selected by a jury and feature: 
- clothing for men, women + kids
- handbags + accessories
- jewelry
- art + home goods
- ceramics + garden finds
- plush, crochet + knit items
- pet gear
- craft kits & patterns
- bath + body goodies and more! 

FALL 2018 SHOWS: 
Oakland, California
November 3, 2018 – Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street

Long Beach, California
November 18, 2018 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore 

Santa Ana, California
November 25, 2018 – Downtown – 2nd @ Sycamore

*All shows are free to attend and 11-5pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1144586939031233/

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"Rockin Around the Clock" Father Daughter Dance
Nov
20
3:00 PM15:00

"Rockin Around the Clock" Father Daughter Dance

About “Rockin Around the Clock” - Dads University Father Daughter Dance

Rockin Around the Clock is free of charge to all fathers and daughters wishing to attend. Our message for fathers that evening is "not to teach their daughter how to be a lady", but rather......"teaching their daughter how a lady should be treated".

The environment for the evening is suited for all daughters grades 0-12 and their fathers. The event includes whole group dance activities, bonding time, and personalized activities where dads commit themselves to their daughter’s future success and healthy lifestyle. This is a “dancing under the stars” event, so we highly encourage coats for the evening. We encourage males guardians to attend if the father is not present.

Also at the event

  • Gourmet Trucks (optional purchase)

  • Portraits by Sunset Photography Inc.

  • Fun Photo Booth

Severability:

The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of California and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgement of Understanding:

I have read this Waiver and Release of Liability and fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

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Zocalo Fiesta Fundraiser
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Zocalo Fiesta Fundraiser

“Zócalo”, in many Latin American countries, is the town square, a place where people gather to share resources and socialize and where some of the town’s most pivotal moments occur. Similarly, Delhi Center has been a Zócalo for the Santa Ana community since 1969 and uses the Zocalo concept for its annual fundraiser because of the center’s important role in the lives of Santa Ana residents. The center serves as a gathering place for residents, businesses, and organizations and it is well-known and well-respected for its history of serving the community.

Proceeds from the event go towards the center’s youth programs, including:

Mathletics Camp: an academic enrichment summer program that provides stimulation and support for students to advance and excel in STEM focused subjects, specifically math and science, with a math and science fair culminating event to showcase student accomplishments.

Teens Engaged in Learning and Leadership Program: trains and engages teens, ages 16 to 19 and uses leadership development, mentoring, career exploration, financial planning, and internships to help them build skills and learn how those skills can generate pathways to higher education and career exploration.

Join us to enjoy a night of casual fun, live music, dancing, delicious authentic Mexican food, local artist vendors, fabulous door prizes, and Loteria!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zocalo-fiesta-fundraiser-tickets-49054571544

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REPO! The Genetic Opera: Live Showcast by Addicted to the Knife The Frieda Cinema
Nov
11
to Nov 12

REPO! The Genetic Opera: Live Showcast by Addicted to the Knife The Frieda Cinema

It’s that time again, Repo! fanatics!   The amazing “shadow-cast” troupe Addicted to the Knife returns to The Frida with Repo! The Genetic Opera on Saturday, November 11! 
Advance tickets now available at box office, and online by clicking here!

An outlandish 2008 celebration of dirty, gory excess, replete with family melodrama, mysterious illnesses, mind-blowing future-drugs, designer organ repossessions, a few surprising cameos, and a superabundance of bloody stabs and slices, Repo! will be brought to life in front of your eyes by Addicted to the Knife, an all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip syncing troupe of actors who have excelled at performing the film Rocky Horror-style! All this, and musical numbers too!

Pre-Show starts at 11:30pm – Film starts at Midnight!

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

 

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OC Block Party 2018
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

OC Block Party 2018

2nd Annual ORANGE COUNTY BLOCK PARTY

This years new location is on Flower St Between Santa Ana Blvd & Civic Center Dr and is
sure to bring out the hottest R&B • HIP HOP • SPANISH • OLDSCHOOL • OLDIES & FUNK ARTISTs on 2 Huge Main Stages, with Fully Stocked Bars, Food Trucks & Merchandise Vendors all under the open air skyline of downtown Orange County.

Artists and more info to be announced!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2215004838735334/

https://www.seetickets.us/event/Orange-County-Block-Party/370020

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Noche de Altares 2018 (Night of Altars) - Día de los Muertos Celebration
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Noche de Altares 2018 (Night of Altars) - Día de los Muertos Celebration

Since 2002, El Centro Cultural de Mexico has been organizing Noche de Altares, or a Night of Altars, a community based Día de los Muertos celebration, where families, students, community organization and businesses come together to create an authentic cultural experience that reflects Mexican tradition and what makes up our communities today. Organized by volunteers, the purpose of the celebration is to honor the ancient traditions of the festival and bring community members together through art, culture, and compassion.

For one night, families, students, community organizations, activists, artists, and businesses are invited to build an altar in memory of a deceased loved one or to bring awareness to a social issue. By making altars, participants are inviting fellow community members into their own life and passions for a loved one. Over the years we have seen altars bring strangers together through mutual compassion, understanding and dialogue. Families reunite to remember and honor their loved ones.

In addition to viewing beautifully created altars, attendees will be entertained by cultural performances and live music. Children can get their face painted and participate in free, art workshops. Local artists will be selling their wares and local restaurants will be selling their most delicious dishes. Finally, attendees will have a photo opportunities with La Catrina, the modern-day icon of Día de los Muertos created by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.

For more information and general questions please email nochedealtares@elcentroculturaldemexico.org

http://www.nochedealtares.org/

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Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton

Pumpkins, as a rule, stay close to the vine. But have you ever seen a squash go soaring, high through the air? Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashing hijinks on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

What is Pumpkin Launch? Pumpkin Launch is a free-community event that invites guest to come onto a university campus and participate in a fun-filled STEM festival. The headlining event invites local engineer clubs and student Pumpkin Launch contestants to use the principles of STEM to build trebuchet machines that send pumpkins high in the sky and towards large targets lining the field – sometimes more than 50 yards! The team with the highest score wins the coveted Pumpkin Launch trophy! 

In typical Discovery Cube fashion, guests can become an engineer for the day by making, building, and testing their own launchers at the hands-on learning encounters and STEM festival. Plus, enjoy some of OC’s best food trucks, have a bite and keep your energy up. 

https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch/

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Bowers Museum Too Cute to Spook Celebration
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Bowers Museum Too Cute to Spook Celebration

Join us for a silly, spooky, and not scary Halloween fun filled day!

$10 for everyone over the age of 2, free for Bowers Museum Members

Goulish Makeovers: Our expert face painters will enhance your costumes to look spooky, funny or sweet!

Paper Halloween Lanterns: Create silly paper lanterns that will glow with your complimentary glow bracelet.

Ghostly Dance Jam: Fall under our spell and join in on the frightfully fun dance jam on a giant digital hopscotch floor.

Monster Scavenger Hunt: Find all the friendly monsters hiding in the museum and collect your candy bag at the front door as a prize.

Purchase tickets here: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/311/tickets?eventId=59723db1ca6afe692482143a&date=2017-10-31T00:00:00-0700

Photo by Conner Baker on Unsplash

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Little Expo of Horrors
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Little Expo of Horrors

First 200 attendees get a free pin! Free admission from 12-8 PM.

Patches and Pins Expo is the nations largest flare event.

Since 2015 P&P has become the essential platform connecting pin makers with the public and most importantly their direct fans.

Our event incorporates an array of pins, patches, art and fashion. P&P has been rapidly growing organically for the past couple of years while staying true to our roots making our event the successful platform it is today

Patches and Pins Little Expo of Horrors (Halloween Fun for the whole family)

Patches:Pins:Art:Music:Fashion:Food and more!

For more information visit patchesandpinsexpo.com or email patchesandpinsexpo@gmail.com

Photo by Leximphoto on Unsplash

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Bowers Museum All Hallows' Eve Celebration
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Bowers Museum All Hallows' Eve Celebration

Come dressed up in your favorite medieval or Renaissance costume and celebrate All Hallows' Eve in a castle! Enjoy themed art projects and stories that are sure to bring out your inner knight. Enter the costume contest for a chance to be crowned a winner!

Location: Kidseum 
Tickets: TBA

Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash

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Bowers Museum Anne's Treasures Mexican Day of The Dead Sugar Skulls
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Bowers Museum Anne's Treasures Mexican Day of The Dead Sugar Skulls

Decorate a sugar skull to honor, or gift to, a loved one.

A very special arts engagement program for seniors!
Seniors over the age of 62 are invited to join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for a program of art, music, lectures and gallery tours. Program will vary each session.

Location: John M Lee Court
Tickets: Free for Members and visitors age 62 and over | General $5.

Reservations required. Call or email Lupe Lopez at (714) 567-3678, mlopez@bowers.org

Photo by Ivan Diaz on Unsplash

Purchase tickets here: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/311/tickets?eventId=5b75cbe6c1a3ef7f4a31beca&cdEventIds=5b75cbe6c1a3ef7f4a31beca&date=2018-10-25T00:00:00-0700

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It Screening & Cinema Trivia Night
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

It Screening & Cinema Trivia Night

On Wednesday, October 24th, we're teaming up with The Frida Cinema for another FREE movie under the stars... out on our patio! And this time, we're bringing something along for our fellow film junkies in the room... At 7 pm, we'll be kicking the night off with a few rounds of MOVIE TRIVIA! Come by with your crew and scarf down on some food and drinks, and get ready to prevail against our defending champions and the others that believe that their natural born thirst for knowledge can outdo your team and all the other trivia fanatics! 

Who knows, by the end of the night maybe you will be able to call yourselves the CHAMPIONS!

YOU THINK YOU'RE AMONGST THE BEST OF THE BEST?

SIGN UP BELOW TO PROVE IT!

When trivia ends at 8:00pm, join us for the classic blockbuster IT.

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Check in starts at 6pm on the patio of 4th Street Market. All teams must be checked in by 6:45pm. (If you check in late your team will forfeit all rounds that have occurred prior to your arrival)

MAX TEAM SIZE - 6 PEOPLE TOTAL

Winners to receive a prize from both 4th Street Market & The Frida Cinema!!! 

Sign up and view trivia night rules at: http://www.4thstreetmarket.com/trivianight/

Photo by Tom Roberts on Unsplash

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Bowers Museum Screening of La Prima Cosa Bella (2010, 122 min)
Oct
21
12:30 PM12:30

Bowers Museum Screening of La Prima Cosa Bella (2010, 122 min)

An Italian drama directed by Paolo Virzì, La Prima Cosa Bella tells a riveting story of the Michelucci family from the 1970s to the present. When a misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother, flashbacks reveal the reasons behind his estrangement from his family.

12:30 PM: Introductory Italian
2 – 4 PM: Film Screening
Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Arts Council, an affiliate council of the Bowers.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium.

Tickets: Free for Members | General $12

Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677.

Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Purchase tickets here: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/311/tickets?eventId=5b7c54110490735d36e79861&cdEventIds=5b7c54110490735d36e79861&date=2018-10-21T00:00:00-0700

Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash

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Bowers Museum AIA OC Presents International Archaeology Day With Thomas Levy
Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

Bowers Museum AIA OC Presents International Archaeology Day With Thomas Levy

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with the Archaeological Institute of America and a lecture by Thomas Levy, a distinguished professor who holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego. Lecture followed by high tea. 
Sponsored by the AIA – Orange County Society.
Tickets: Bowers and AIA Members $10 | General $22

*AIA Members may only purchase tickets onsite with valid proof of AIA membership

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Photo by Yohann Mourre on Unsplash

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Electric City Butcher: Pork 101 Workshop
Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

Electric City Butcher: Pork 101 Workshop

Electric City Butcher is excited to offer its most requested class, Pork 101. This hands-on overview will teach you how we source our animals, how to identify the different parts of the pig, the basics of breaking it down, and how to prepare your favorite cuts. We’ll review knife skills, seam butchery, and you'll get to take home several cuts of pork.

Each student takes home 4 lbs. of pork, gets an Electric City Butcher Tool bag (boning knife, twine, handouts, coupons), and 10% off any purchases in the shop that evening. Light food and refreshments served afterward.

What do I get with the class?
--Hands-on instruction in how to break down a whole Llano Seco pig.
--10% discount on any in-store purchases made that evening.
--ECB Tool Bag: boning knife, butchers' twine, handouts, 10% off coupon for next time.
--Drinks and meat-tastic snacks at the end of the evening.

Parking
Public parking is available in the Bush Avenue Parking Structure (at 4th Street). Metered parking is available along 4th Street.

AskTheButcher
Feel free to contact us with any questions at askthebutcher@electriccitybutcher.com or (714) 474-9096.

Refund Policy
If you can’t make it, please let us know 72 hours before class starts. Due to popular demand, class registrations are non-refundable, but you can always transfer your ticket to a different date or attendee. Any late cancellations (after 72 hours) get 50% of the registration fee in store credit.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electric-city-butcher-pork-101-workshop-tickets-49625522273?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

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Savor Santa Ana
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Savor Santa Ana

Savor Santa Ana is a fun night for friends and food in DTSA.

Here's how it works: $10 gets you five tasting tickets to use at your choice of participating restaurants and artisanal food producers across downtown Santa Ana!

Grab your tickets and maps at one of two booth locations, then start exploring.

Savor Santa Ana is a walking event: your tastings will occur at many different restaurants that you will walk around to. If you want to be whisked to the next location, hop on to our free double-decker bus for a tasty trip to your next destination. 

We will be publishing menu items and food pics as the event gets closer. Learn more on Downtown Inc.'s Facebook/Instagram and at downtown-santaana.com.

EVENT FEATURES

-- Restaurant Tastings and East End Incubator Kitchen Tastings
-- Old Fashioned Double-Decker Bus
-- Music, exploring and hanging out!
-- Cool craft beer and cocktails for the adults!

TICKETS

You get a set of 5 tasting tickets for $10.

Use your senses (or our handy map!) to guide yourself around downtown Santa Ana.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE and pick up your tickets at our 2 TICKET LOCATIONS: SPURGEON PASEO (located on Spurgeon between 3rd and 4th Streets) or WEST END (located at 4th and Broadway).

TICKET BOOTHS OPEN AT 5:00 PM. Tastings available 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

PARKING & GETTING HERE

Downtown Santa Ana is centrally located off the 5, 55, and 22 freeways. We have large parking structures within 1-2 blocks of each ticket booth. For details, visit: http://www.savorsantaana.com/experience.html

ABOUT Downtown Santa Ana

Downtown Santa Ana is a vibrant historic center for Orange County where visitors and locals enjoy a blend of old historic and cutting edge, including emerging arts and restaurants, desserts, craft beer and cocktail scenes.

For more Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savor-santa-ana-tickets-49613185373

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Bowers Museum ARCE OC International Archaeology Half-Day Student Events
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Bowers Museum ARCE OC International Archaeology Half-Day Student Events

Maritime History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Presented by Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman, University of Arizona, Tucson
This presentation will review maritime history in ancient Egypt and identify possible avenues for future work. The Tomb of the Master

Thutmose at Saqqara and Its Importance for the Amarna Studies
Presented by Dr. Alain Zivie, French National Centre for Scientific Research
Research on the Memphite necropolis renews approaches to the Amarna studies, permitting a better historical understanding of this period of the New Kingdom.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

Tickets (includes both lectures): Bowers and ARCE Members $10 | General $22 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Photo by Tristan Colangelo on Unsplash

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Viva La Santa Ana (Dia De Los Muertos Celebration)
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Viva La Santa Ana (Dia De Los Muertos Celebration)

Held in the heart of Orange County, Santa Ana’s Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival “Viva La Vida” captures the very essence of our cultural and artistic spirit. Organized by community members, the purpose of the celebration is to honor ancient traditions of the festival through art, culture, and compassion.

Viva La Vida is a free, family friendly festival. Participants in past events have dedicated altars to their parents, siblings, and friends as well as present causes such as soldiers who have died in war, women who have made an impact in history, and people who have died of illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, or diabetes.

In addition to viewing beautifully created altars, attendees will be able to buy local artwork from vendors while being entertained by cultural performances and live music. As our cultural awareness continues to grow through art and traditions; Viva La Vida takes us to a time when friends, family, and communities came together to celebrate life with all of our senses.

Don't miss this beautiful Day of the Dead celebration!

For more info:

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/401994280329187/

  • http://vivalavidasantaana.com/

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SoMo - The Observatory OC
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

SoMo - The Observatory OC

SoMo All-Access Experience

-One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Access to the photo pit during SoMo's set

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- One (1) exclusive SoMo merchandise item designed by SoMo

- Invitation into the venue before any other VIP fans to participate in the following activities:

        - Tour bus tour led by SoMo himself plus photo with SoMo on his bus

        - Access to SoMo's soundcheck

        - Backstage tour led by a member of SoMo's crew

        - Private green room visit

- Meet and Greet / Professional photo with SoMo 

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

 SoMo Meet & Greet Experience

-One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Meet & Greet / Photo opportunity with SoMo 

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

SoMo Soundcheck Experience

- One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

Purchase tickets here: http://www.observatoryoc.com/shows/8576305/somo/

Photo by Dominic Hampton on Unsplash

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